State Street Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
Updated Jul 29, 2014
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Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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Application Details

I interviewed online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at State Street.

Interview Details

Very quick, simple, and easy process. Applied, interviewed, and was hired within three days. They usually have large hiring rushes in May/June. Easy interview questions with people I never saw again.

Interview Questions
Negotiation Details
No negotiation, take it or leave it
Accepted Offer

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    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at State Street.

    Interview Details

    They asked what interested me about the job and why I wanted the job. The questions were pretty standard and there weren't any questions that I would say caught me off guard. The interview last for about twenty minutes. Once the interview was completed, I got a call a few days later with an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at State Street in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, was contacted by a recruiter. They set up a phone interview. I was then invited to interview with 2 of the senior associates. They later gave me an offer. It was a pretty simple and to the point process. I think that having an employee referral is the easiest way to get hired.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate my start date.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Quincy, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Quincy, MA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at State Street in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very informal. They mostly ask about time management, attention to details and ability to work as a team. I met with several different people from the team. They were very informative about the role.

    Interview Questions
    • No technical questions - they train all entry level team members   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at State Street.

    Interview Details

    Took about a month to finally set up an interview, had to interview with 3 individuals. First person I was suppose to meet with had something else to do so I met with the second interviewer first. Took 1 hour to basically waste time until the person that was suppose to interview me third showed up. It was all a little disorganized, and stressed me out a little bit.

    Interview Questions
    • You don't have any good qualifications like many other applicants I've had so why are you here?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at State Street in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    First interview is over the phone with human resources. The first interview last about 30 minutes and consisted mostly of behavioral questions. Most of the questions were stated as, "can you think of a time when..." The human resources interviewer was very nice and professional. If this interview goes well, candidates are invited on site for a second interview with two officers. The second interview consisted of more behavioral questions with the addition of questions about State Street Corp.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you think of a time when a breakdown in communication caused a problem? What was the error and how did you resolve this problem?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at State Street in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview was pretty standard. I was asked all the cliche' interview questions that some redundant middle management goon reads off a sheet. The had 15% turnover yearly when I was there so they basically have a revolving door for employees. Very easy to get a job there especially if you know a current employee. They actually have to give bonuses to employees to get them to refer friends.

    Interview Questions
    • Just google pointless interview questions and you will have a list of everything they ask.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was none, employees are like livestock to this company.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Fund Accountant Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at State Street.

    Interview Details

    15 minute Phone interview, and then two one-on-one interviews with account managers. very structured and standard interview question - - strengths, weaknesses, and experiences

    Interview Questions
    • the initial interview questions are very common interview questions   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Initial offer was very straight forward with standard starting salary with little room to negotiate. the salary was a bit lower than expected but i was reassured that there would be over-time and bonus opportunities however this did not turn out to be accurate in my group. over-time opportunities are definitely available in some groups but not all.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at State Street in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Management review of resume, all resume should be one page. No more and no less. Questions are all behavioral based questions. You must provide and EXAMPLE relating to the question. No general answer such as "I would do this or that." Usually promote internally.

    Interview Questions
    • Provide me with a time you had to complete a task, by a strict deadline, but had multiple interruptions. What did you do to complete the task and how did you handle the interruptions?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was not negotiation and is none during promotion. Everything is set, either except or decline.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Fund Accountant, Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at State Street.

    Interview Details

    i apply online and got phone intereview and the lady asked behavior questions and a day later the emailed to make face to face interview. and they asked behavior questions again.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    not negotiation
    Accepted Offer

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